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1/25/01

Majlis commission receives complaints on various cases

Tehran, Jan 24, IRNA -- The rapporteur of Majlis Article 90 Commission Mohammad Dadfar said here on Wednesday that the commission has received a complaint from the brother of Ezzat Ebrahim-Nejad.

Ezzat Ebrahim-Nejad was shot dead in the attack by security forces on Tehran University dormitory in the summer of 1999. In the attack, several students were beaten and injured and Ebrahim-Nejad was killed under mysterious circumstances by a bullet fired by an unidentified assailant.

Later, some police officers were brought to trial for the attack but it was announced that Ebrahim-Nejad was killed by plainclothesmen. The judge promised that the plainclothes attackers will be tried later but no such trial has been held so far.

Dadfar said Ebrahim-Nejad's brother has complained that his efforts to follow up the case of his brother's murder and to find the murderer has yielded no result.

Ebrahim-Nejad's brother has told the commission that the family of the victim has referred to the Bench 3 of the Revolutionary Court but no date has been given to them for investigation and instead they have been advised to receive blood money.

Majlis Constitutional Article 90 Commission is responsible for receiving and investigating any complaint lodged by the people.

On the second complaint received by the commission, Dadfar said a group of university students have lodged a complaint on the detention of Ezzatollah Sahabi and Ali Afshari.

The two political activists have been sentenced to jail for attending the `Berlin Conference' and some other charges.

Dadfar said the students say Sahabi and Afshari have been transferred to unknown locations which is against the law.

He added the students are worried since they think Sahabi and Afshari may have been taken to unknown prisons so that they may be coerced into making `confessions'.

Dadfar said the students want the commission to help find the whereabouts of Sahabi and Afshari.

He quoted the students as saying that the Judiciary does not cooperate on such cases and that the way it deals with the issue has disappointed them.

Referring to yesterday's sit-in by some students in front of the Majlis, Dadfar said the act was a warning to show that if the Majlis does not seriously investigate the problems of the people and the functions of the judiciary, the people would not accept this negligence (by the Majlis).

He said the three branches of the government should cooperate on the matter and the lack of such cooperation will weaken the pillars of the government.

The head of Article 90 Commission Hossein Ansari-Rad told reporters that a complaint has been lodged to his commission by the family of Hassan Yousofi Eshkavari.

Eshkavari, a cleric, is another defendant of the Berlin Conference case. His trial is ended but the verdict is yet to be announced.

It was reported that Eshkavari has been accused of apostasy but the reports have not been confirmed yet. The punishment for such a crime can be death in Iran.

Ansari-Rad said the commission will investigate the issue and if ny violation has occurred in the the legal procedures in Eshkavari's trial, it would be brought to the notice of Judiciary officials and the violations will be announced.

The head of the commission said based on the teachings of the late Imam Khomeini, Eshkavari cannot be accused of apostasy.

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